to the 1986 team. ND was very lucky the past season, and their record reflected that. The 86 team was very unlucky (except for USC) and their record reflected that. I don't think the 2012 team was really as good as a 12-0 team, nor was the 86 team as bad as a 5-6 team. However, what both seasons did was inspire hope for the future. Holtz delivered. I'm thinking Kelly will too.